NRSC keeps negative Conway advertisements in the spotlight

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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The National Republican Senatorial Committee rushed to the aid of Kentucky’s Tea Party favorite Senate candidate Rand Paul with a new ad Monday railing against Democratic candidate Jack Conway.

The ad compiles criticisms of Conway from news personalities Anderson Cooper, Mike Barnacle and Ezra Klein, each questioning the Democrat’s ethics in his attacks on Paul. The ad also says Conway “would rather talk about anything – anything – except his support for President Obama’s policies.”

Cooper, who hosts Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, says, “I mean a lot Democrats are saying look this Conway ad just crosses the line.”

NRSC Press Secretary Amber Marchand said the ad’s intent is meant to highlight what her organization said is Conway’s attempts to “distract voters” from his support for the president.

“Even Conway’s fellow Democrats know that his attacks against Dr. Rand Paul’s Christian faith crossed the line, and that’s why they’re expressing their outrage against his ‘repulsive’ behavior in the final days before Election Day,” Marchand said.

Conway and Paul will face off in their final debate Monday at 8 p.m. Their previous focused largely on the negative advertisement Conway before that.